UAE Pavilion's Dreamer Dialogues | Growing Food in the Desert: Agricultural Innovations


Growing Food in the Desert: Agricultural Innovations

Curated by the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, this panel discussion sheds light on the challenges associated with growing food in the desert and the innovative agricultural solutions to tackle these issues. Panelists discuss how agricultural innovations are important in the UAE, and how achieving food security goes beyond 'growing more food' with emphasis on environmental protection in the process. The panel also explains how educating the next generation of dreamers and investing heavily in empowering them helps further the UAE's food security and innovation agenda. Keynote panelists include Aphisith Joe Phangsavanh (Lead Project Manager at Sarya Holding, Smart Acres), Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi (Acting Director General at the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture - ICBA), and Yazen Al Kodmani (Operations Manager at Emirates Bio Farm). The session is moderated by Kelsey Warner, Future Editor at The National.